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Which LIMS is Best?

May 15, 2009 8:14 am | by Siri H. Segalstad | Articles | Comments

Siri H. Segalstad The answer depends on your organization’s needs and desires As a LIMS consultant, I am frequently asked Which LIMS is the best? The answer depends on the respondent's requirements


Validation: Assessing the Legitimacy of Computational Results

May 15, 2009 8:08 am | by Rob Farber | Articles | Comments

Evaluating the truth and justification of scientific beliefs is an essential part of computation-based science Rob Farber Validation is a critical part of the scientific process and of scientific computation. While not sexy, the validation process ensures that responsible research is being performed and that legitimate results are being produced


Next Generation Sequencing: Elements for Success

May 15, 2009 8:01 am | by Suzanne Tracy, Editor in Chief | Articles | Comments

Suzanne Tracy, Editor in Chief Meeting dramatically increased computational and storage requirements of today’s life science instruments The latest generation of life science instruments boasts both huge advances in technology as well as significant reduction in costs


Can’t Touch This

May 15, 2009 7:49 am | by Bill Weaver, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

Bill Weaver, Ph.D. Wireless power transmission What if the AC/DC adapter could be eliminated entirely? This is the goal of wireless energy transfer, an effect first demonstrated by Nikola Tesla in 1893


Manga Guide to Statistics: Statistics with heart-pounding excitement (well, maybe)

May 15, 2009 7:20 am | by John A. Wass, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

This is something new. Not to the world, but to readers of this column. For those of you not into cartoons or comic books, Manga is (are) a genre of Japanese comic books and cartoons. They are usually drawn in black and white format and cover a wide range of subject matter. Wikipedia has some good background information, in case you are interested.


TracerDAQ Pro

May 4, 2009 7:17 am | Measurement Computing Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

TracerDAQ Pro has been completely re-engineered to address expanding test and measurement needs, offering functionality and throughput, while also delivering an out-of-the-box, non-programming solution


May 4, 2009 7:07 am | Perkinelmer Life And Analytical Sciences | Product Releases | Comments

LABWORKS LIMS 6.1 is a laboratory information management system with a zero footprint Web client. It is designed to be effectively deployed with minimal user training and to consistently perform on a wide variety of Web browsers


Symphony 4.1

May 4, 2009 6:48 am | Platform Computing Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Symphony 4.1 is a service-oriented middleware solution that increases the speed of transactions, reduces bottlenecks and allows users to rapidly grid-enable applications


Metallic Spider Silk Five Times Stronger than Steel

May 4, 2009 6:29 am | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered a way to make spider silk five times stronger than steel by adding small amounts of metal.


Gene Therapy One Step Closer

May 4, 2009 6:16 am | News | Comments

The first large-scale computer simulation of gene therapy has illuminated details that could help clinicians design new experimental therapies using the most appropriate gene delivery vehicles


Concealed Territory Exposed on Planet Mercury

May 4, 2009 6:04 am | News | Comments

Up until last year, globes of Mercury were blank on one side. Now, using high-resolution and multispectral images, MESSENGER has revealed Mercury in almost its entirety for the first time, making detailed exploration of the planet’s surface possible


Celebrity Faces Contain Hidden Barcodes

May 4, 2009 5:51 am | News | Comments

Faces are unique in their ability to convey a vast range of information about people, including their gender, age and mood. By manipulating images of George Clooney’s face, researchers have shown nearly all the information can be simplified into black and white lines of information


Race for Deep-sea Gold under Way

May 4, 2009 5:40 am | by Jay Lindsay, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Jay Lindsay, Associated Press Writer There's gold in that thar sea floor. Silver, copper, zinc and lead, too. The problem is, it's a mile or two underwater and encased in massive mineral deposits that layer a dark, mysterious world. However, new technology


Flying Microrobot Defies Gravity

April 20, 2009 8:31 am | News | Comments

An engineering research team has developed the world's first flying microrobot capable of manipulating objects for microscale applications.


Cold Fusion Rebirth? New Evidence for LENR

April 20, 2009 8:20 am | News | Comments

Researchers are reporting compelling new scientific evidence for the existence of low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR), the process once called "cold fusion" that may promise a new source of energy



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